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Real Madrid wing-back Marcelo: I don't see myself as a reserve player

Real Madrid wing-back Marcelo was happy to feature in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Getafe.

The result was earned with a patched up XI due to injury.

Marcelo said, "It was a very tough game and we knew what to expect. We didn't lose two points, we won one. We had a lot of possession and we created chances.

"There's no time to rest. The players who've a lot of minutes don't get much rest, but that's what we have to do. We have to keep giving everything. That's how football works.

"All our opponents have important games to come. We have to rest, train hard and go into every game at our best because the league demands that. We won't know the winner until the end of the season. We always try to win everything we play for because it's in the club's DNA."

Marcelo added: “I don't see myself as playing a secondary role. I do my bit, regardless of whether I get a lot of game time or not, because I'm one of the captains. I have to work hard every day and teach the young lads not to give up. I'm working hard to get back to my best. I need game time and I was lucky enough to play tonight. I'm going to keep on working to get more minutes. When you play, things go your way, even though you have to work for them. I love challenges and have to keep fighting away."

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